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    Chinese shoemakers, Auchan to pay Nike compensation

    A court in Shanghai has ordered two Chinese shoe manufacturers and a French supermarket to pay American sporting goods giant Nike 350,000 yuan (46,000 U.S. dollars) in compensation for copyright infringement China Daily said today. The two Fujian-based manufacturers, Jinjiang Longzhibu Shoes Co Ltd and Jinjiang Kangwei Shoes Co Ltd, made shoes bearing a logo that was “basically the same” as[…..]

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    Brand China struggles under the weight of product recalls

    China is struggling to protect its brand; the country has been hit repeatedly over the last several months with product recalls that would make Ford blush. First it was the diethylene glycol as glycerin problems in Panama that can only be described as tragic – Beijing’s assertion that the blame fell to the Panamanians, a sad[…..]

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    Hainan Airlines to launch non-stop Beijing-Seattle route

    SHANGHAI, Aug. 13 – Hainan Airlines has applied to operate non-stop flights between Beijing and Seattle starting next June authorities at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced. Hainan Airlines will become the fourth carrier to operate flights between the mainland and the United States, joining Air China, China Eastern, and China Southern. The proposed Beijing-Seattle route would[…..]

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    Express air service between Beijing and Shanghai launched

    Flights between Shanghai and Beijing just got faster and more reliable, at least that’s the word from five Chinese airline companies who launched an express air service between the two cities yesterday. Operated by Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, a total of 36 express flights taking off almost every[…..]

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    Tianjin to go wireless

    The Tianjin municipal government has signed and agreement with the Ministry of Information Industry to construct a wireless broadband network in the Binhai New District of Tianjin. The Binhai district will be a trial location for China’s comprehensive reform of its computer networks according to ChinaTechNews.com. Tianjin’s push to create a wireless city zone has made it one of the most[…..]

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    Guangzhou airport looks to become international cargo hub

    GUANGZHOU, July 31 – Guangzhou Baiyun International, China’s third busiest airport after Beijing and Shanghai, is expanding its efforts to become an international air cargo and logistics hub in prosperous South China. China Daily reported that international logistics companies will play a larger part in reaching the goal, according to Liu Zijing, president of the[…..]

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    Tianjin port expands to accommodate 30 percent year-on-year growth

    The Tianjin Bonded Zone is seeing a lot of construction these days as the port is dredged and streets leading to the zone are dug up to lay cables and pipelines for telephone, electric and gas facilities to feed the new logistic parks under construction. By the end of 2007, according to an article in[…..]

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    Conservation efforts look to turn China’s Grand Canal into World Heritage site

    The Grand Canal, a 1,800 kilometer-long waterway stretching from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south linking six of China’s river systems – the Yellow, the Huai, the Qiantang, the Wei, the Hai and the Yangtze – is seeing a revival of conservation efforts following the establishment of a national organization to protect the world’s oldest canal[…..]

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